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Lurtz

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Lurtz is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Lurtz is a character created specifically for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. He was played by New Zealand actor Lawrence Makoare. In video games, he is voiced by Isaac C. Singleton Jr.

[edit] Role

Lurtz was the first of Saruman's Uruk-hai to be bred, and led them into battle against the Fellowship of the Ring at Amon Hen. Lurtz also appeared to be the largest Uruk-hai. In the book, Boromir is slain by an unnamed orc or orcs; he is described as having been "pierced by many arrows". In the movie he is killed by Lurtz, who shoots him three times. Aragorn then intervenes, and after a brief fight stabs Lurtz and then removes his head.

The character of Lurtz is one of the playable heroes of the Isengard Faction in EA's The Battle for Middle-earth Anthology.

[edit] Etymology

The name "Lurtz" may have been derived by Jackson and his co-writers from the style of Tolkien's Orkish language, specifically the name Lugbúrz.

Lurtz's name is never spoken aloud in the film, and is only known from the franchise and credits.